A woman in a red coat leaning over picking flowers from a garden in the night.

Borsator bouquet1.jpg

For the window gallery, Cambridge Galleries, DESIGN AT RIVERSIDE at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, 7 Melville Street South, Cambridge, ON

continuing through September 30, 2007

Curated by Ivan Jurakic 

Diane Borsato will speak about her artwork Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 7:30 pm

Neighbourhood is an installation by Toronto-based artist Diane Borsato. Inspired by a site tour of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Neighbourhood presents a new sculptural installation that features HOME, a scale model of the artist’s house which has been destroyed and reconstructed, and Bouquet, a still-life of stolen flowers arranged in a vase. Exhibited alongside a selection of photographic documentation, the installation becomes evidence of the artist’s often marginal transgressions in her own neighbourhood. Displayed in the window gallery at Design at Riverside, the installation will be on public display 24 hours a day. 

Through the use of performance, photography and video, Diane Borsato stages intimate gestures that transform common experiences into unexpected situations. Diane is a visual artist working in performance, intervention, video, installation, and photography. She has exhibited nationally and internationally with exhibitions and performances at galleries and museums including Skol, and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Montreal), Gallery TPW, the AGYU, and The Power Plant (Toronto), eyelevel (Halifax), TRUCK (Calgary), Saw Gallery (Ottawa), Artspeak (Vancouver), and a residency at Villa Arson, National Centre for Contemporary Art in Nice, France. Diane participated in CAFKA.04: Peace of Mind with her photo installation Affectionate Experiences. Diane Borsato is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary studio at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario.

This project is presented in conjunction with CAFKA.07 | Haptic – a Waterloo region wide biennial of contemporary art.